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09/04/2015 Motorcycle Rider Critically Injured in Crash - Major Crash Team Investigating

On Friday September 4, 2015, at 6:18 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at 44th Avenue and East Burnside Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash involving a motorcycle rider and a driver in an SUV.*-..
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09/04/2015 Heroin Overdose Death Investigation Leads to Two Arrests, Seizure of 3.2 Pounds of Heroin (Photo)

On Tuesday September 1, 2015, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers assigned to the Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) responded to assist Central Precinct officers on an overdose death investigation.

53-year-old John Sohriakoff was found dead after a suspected heroin overdose in his residence at the Biltmore Hotel, located at 310 Northwest 6th Avenue.

DVD officers, including DVD drug detection dog "Lola", worked closely with Central Precinct officers, the Central Precinct Street Crimes Unit and investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office on the investigation, resulting in the arrest of two men and the seizure of 3.2 pounds of heroin.

28-year-old Joel Montoya Montes was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine.

44-year-old Boris Americo Borrayo was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Heroin.

The seized heroin has an estimated wholesale value of $65,000, and could be cut into 15,000 individual dosage units.

DVD is notified on every drug overdose death in the City of Portland.*-..
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09/04/2015 Three Arrested, One Gun Seized After Robbery and Shooting Investigation (Photo)

On Thursday September 4, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) stopped a vehicle and arrested three suspects involved in a robbery and shooting investigation.

19-year-old Rasheed Lambert, 20-year-old Sylvester House, and 20-year-old Maleek Deshawn Owens were arrested after a traffic stop near the Lloyd Center Mall.

On Wednesday September 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire at Northeast 76th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim, 36-year-old Husam Hamedah, who told police that he was meeting someone to sell an iPhone after posting an ad on Craigslist.*-..
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09/03/2015 Portland Police Drug K-9 Nikko Loses Battle with Cancer (Photo)

On Monday August 31, 2015, Portland Police K-9 "Nikko" died after a bout with an aggressive form of cancer.

Nikko was a Belgian Malinois drug detection dog assigned to the Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division (DVD).

Nikko was born January 22, 2006 in Holland and imported into the U.S. by Hill Country K-9 in Pipe Creek, Texas.

Nikko originally worked as a drug detection K-9 in Kansas City, Kansas, but due to his mild temperament, he was not aggressive enough to also perform as a patrol K-9. Hill Country K-9 sold Nikko to the Portland Police Bureau in June of 2008 and he began working with DVD Officer Scott Groshong, assigned to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (H.I.D.T.A.) Interdiction Team.

Nikko was trained as a single-purpose narcotics detection K-9 trained to find the odors of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana.*-..
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09/03/2015 Three Felons Arrested, Two Stolen Guns Recovered During a Traffic Stop (Photo)

On Wednesday September 2, 2015, at 6:53 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the 4000 block of North Commercial Avenue on the report of a gang-related party where people had been fighting.

GET officers arrived in the area and contacted the occupants of a black Chevy Impala after stopping the driver for a traffic violation.*-..
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09/02/2015 Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland - No Known Injuries (Photo)

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09/02/2015 UPDATE #2: North Precinct Investigating Report of a Car Stolen After a Traffic Pursuit Near Airport Way and I-205

Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this morning's pursuit and stolen car recovery in Northeast Portland.

The suspect, a 28-year-old male, has not yet been booked into jail.

The suspect was driving a silver 2001 Geo Tracker when he led police on a pursuit, then stole a silver 2006 Subaru Forester, from a victim at a gas station near Northeast Airport Way and Glenn Widing Drive.*-..
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09/02/2015 Gang Violence Investigations Surpass Previous Records - Community Help Needed to Stop the Violence (Photo)

In 2015, the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) has responded to investigate 121 incidents of gang violence, with the overwhelming majority of these incidents involving gunfire.

This exceeds all previous years in which this type of record has been kept by the Portland Police Bureau, and there are still four months to go in the year.*-..
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09/02/2015 Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 31-Year-Old Man from Yakima (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is assisting the Yakima (WA) Police Department by asking for the public's help to locate 31-year-old Anthony Hornbeck, missing since July 31, 2015.

Hornbeck was last seen in Yakima on July 31 at approximately 12:00 p.m. after he walked out of his job, asking co-workers if they wanted a cold drink.*-..
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09/01/2015 Police Bureau Seeks Public's Input on Directives (Photo)

The Portland Police Bureau directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within Directives.*-..
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